Issue: 2019 - 4

Thursday’s Classical Music Concerts in the Library

We are in the middle of Spring and the campus is more beautiful than ever! Try to get a walk around during your free time and breath deep the fresh air.

Turkish Libraries celebrate every March!

They celebrate the profession of Library and Information science, the developments and advancements in the field, the good practices and implementations of high quality services and tools in Libraries and many more. This month’s newsletter is devoted to the 55th Turkish National Library week, during the last week of March. Celebrations across the country were numerous and Koç University Libraries had their share.

55th Turkish National Library Week

55th Turkish National Library Week

Koç University Libraries participated in the National celebrations with five events in Istanbul, Ankara and Antalya.

  • Suna Kıraç Library hosted Library Science students for a day, within the frame of a Job Shadowing Program and participated in a half day event on new trends and technologies used in library instructions along with other four University Libraries and the Turkish Library Association
  • ANAMED Library organized a cultural tour in all Bibliopera partner Institutions
  • Health Sciences Library organized a panel on scientific publishing in Medicine
  • VEKAM Library, along with other five University Libraries in Ankara, organized an activity titled “Digitization of Cultural Heritage and Creating Digital Memory Workshop” for 4th grade students
  • AKMED Library hosted Prof. Hasan S. Keseroğlu who will give a speech on ancient libraries in Anatolia

You can see the event poster from here.

ORCID Profile

ORCID Profile

The beginning of March marked the second phase of our campaign to raise awareness about ORCID as we scheduled daily help sessions at the Faculties.

Researchers need to make themselves visible among other researchers and highlight their work. ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID), provides unique persistent identifiers for the benefit of both individual researchers and their institutions.

The idea behind ORCID identifiers is that they should be a stable link between all your personal data that might change, research activities - grant applications, manuscript submissions, publications, entries in institutional repositories and your peer review activity. Registration takes just 30 seconds and you get to decide what information you associate with it, who can see this information and which other organizations can add information on your behalf. This means you can keep adding to it throughout your research career.

You can find more in the following LibGuide. If you would like to create a profile, we can schedule individual meetings for you. Send us your request at



Cogitatio is a publisher, founded in 2014 with the aim of promoting open-access divulgation of scientific knowledge. The Library is an institutional member of Cogitatio and therefore it covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of Koç University. This agreement is valid as of 31st December 2019. The journal titles are being indexed in Web of Science, Scopus and other citation databases.

You may view the detailed information; the archives and the citation rankings/metrics of the related journals via the link below. You can submit your articles after registering with your KU e-mail address.

Open Access Journals

  • Media and Communication
  • Politics and Governance
  • Social Inclusion
  • Urban Planning

New Colorful Printer

New Colorful Printer

Very often we receive requests for new services that will improve your work and cover your needs. Colorful printing is one them and we couldn’t disappoint you.

From now on you can print in color using our new printer at the Basement floor.

Please, since there are black & white printers in all floors, use this one only for the color prints.

VEKAM Library

VEKAM Library Activity

Our colleagues in VEKAM Library organized an activity along with the Başkent University, department of Architecture on 12 March. The students and their Lecturer, Mrs. Elif Selena Ayhan Koçyiğit, visited the Library within the frame of the lesson titled “Multilayered Cities” and conducted subject specific research and studied several items both in the VEKAM Library’s collection and Archive.

You can see photos from the visit, in Flickr.

Student Ambassadors Program

Student Ambassadors Program

The Student Ambassadors Program was launched in 2016 and this year we accepted applications again, during the 3rd recruitment. Student Ambassadors are like a bridge between the campus community and the Library as they provide us, the librarians, a new perspective in our services and help us promote them along with our events and campaigns.

This is a valuable experience for students interested in developing several skills while participating in SKL’s various activities.

We are always pleased to receive new members in the team, so in case you are interested in joining the Student Ambassadors Program please do not hesitate to contact us:

Discover Artstor now at the Suna Kıraç Library

Discover Artstor now at the Suna Kıraç Library

The Artstor Digital Library is one of the most important databases which includes extensive image resource for educational and scholarly use. Artstor collection offers 2.5+ million high-quality images from more than 270 museums. Differently than many search engines, all content in Artstor comes with reliable metadata from the collection catalogers, curators, institutions, and artists themselves. Researchers can also find many contents on anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art history, fashion&costume, literature, religion, theater, world history in The Artstor Digital Library.

When you open Artstor database from the SKL Databases collection, you can search images according to collection type, geography, classification, contributor and date range. Also, you can zoom-in and compare up to ten images at a time. If you want to use these images in your projects, you can download or print images, details, descriptive data, and citations. You have also the option to create image groups and share them with others at your institution, write group descriptions, build presentations, generate citations.

Lastly, Artstor helps researches with Curriculum Guides which offer selected images for teaching courses curated by experts in their field, Subject Guides which highlight collections, search strategies, and search terms and Webinars.

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